McAfee cautions Gulf businesses against increased virus infection and hacking
Anti-virus and Internet security provider McAfee has cautioned that businesses in the Gulf are highly vulnerable to virus attacks because of lack of awareness about virus protection and the extensive damage that can be caused when a businesses is subjected to hacking.
The statement came at a press conference held in Riyadh on December 18 to launch McAfee's new range of anti-virus products in Saudi Arabia, as part of its regional expansion plan. McAfee claimed that the increasing commonality of virus attacks and hacking exposes businesses to great dangers, the results of which could prove to be disastrous.
The updated product range of McAfee solutions launched in the Middle East includes McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 7.0, VirusScan Professional 7.0, McAfee Firewall 4.0, McAfee QuickClean 3.0 and McAfee Internet Security 5.0.
The new product line features an enhanced version of VirusScan Home 7.0 incorporates software with HAWK functionality, which supports Outlook Express, Eudora and other SMTP email, apart from providing superior virus detection and removal capabilities and a built-in firewall.
McAfee Security Consumer division is a business unit of Network Associates. McAfee solutions are designed to secure, protect and optimize desktop computers for the consumer, SOHO, and SMB marketplace. McAfee Security Consumer division's advanced desktop technologies include the premier anti-virus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software. — (menareport.com)
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